Greens rule in Moscow on a Calathes buzzer beater
Panathinaikos stunned Europe with a famous road win at CSKA Moscow on Friday to give its chances for a play-off berth a real boost, while Olympiakos continued to slump going down at Armani Milano on Thursday. The two Greek teams are now joint eighth.
In the context of uncertainty about the course of the Greek league, with Olympiakos refusing to play Panathinaikos in Piraeus on Sunday unless foreign referees are brought in, the Greens recorded the big away win they had been looking for all season, downing CSKA in Russia for the first time in nine years, with a 78-77 score.
The Greek champion owes the victory to a buzzer-beating triple by captain Nick Calathes from eight meters out, that needed the board to go in and gifted Panathinaikos its fourth consecutive victory in Europe.
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